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A & J Restaurant

1319 Rockville Pike, #C, Rockville, MD 20852-1437
301-251-7878
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Ranked #38 of 345 restaurants in Rockville
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Chinese
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Surprising authentic Chinese restaurant. Wide choice of tasty dishes following the tradition of dim sum restaurants. The requirement for cash payment only is not a big constraint because you pay less than what you think you should... Friendly and effective service

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md
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Amazing Chinese food! Pork dumplings are awesome and so are the noodle dishes, the spicy cucumber salad and the spicy sesame noodle dish. Fried bread on Sunday is amazing! This place only takes cash, so come prepared. Staff is friendly and the place is super clean. its not very big and it gets really crowded around meal times.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Our go to restaurant. Good Northern Dumplings, Noodles, Smoke Chicken etc. Prices are good, but be prepared for cash only.

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Kensington, Md.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I loved the authentic atmosphere and the prices are reasonable, but the food was 50/50. We enjoyed the fried dumplings, scallion pancakes (would have been better with a dipping sauce) and ground pork with noodles. The fried chicken and beef/noodle soup were not good. The soup was too salty and lacked depth of flavor. The dark meat chicken benefited from... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I am not a big fan of Chinese food but this restaurant is definitively the best in the area. Know for dumplings. Price are low

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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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272 reviews 272 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were a party of five at A & J. They offer a wide range of choices of noodles, dim sum, and soups. Seafood was very limited on the menu. This authentic Chinese food was tasty. It was very busy when we dined here but service did not suffer. A & J was a bit noisy, but tolerable. Ample parking.... More

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new york
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Used to live in the area, and amongst my Taiwanese friends, this is a rock star. Never disappoints. Went back this weekend and it did not disappoint still! We ordered the Niang Mien, Mustard greens with tofu and edamame, beef noodle soup with fresh cut noodles, scallion pancake, pan fried dumplings. Smoked chicken. It is very reasonable and they are... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This was the place where my husband brought me we officially started dating. It's a small decent place with enough tables and chairs to sit. We never had to wait to be seated. The Chinese women were always nice (especially to my husband who has frequented the place even before we met). We usually order cold spicy noodles, friend wontons,... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

This place was written up in a recent magazine very well, and I love dim sum, so we had to try it. It is difficult to find, but that is not the only problem. The pork dumplings were good, not the best we have ever had, as the magazine suggested. There was no sauce for them and they were all... More

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travelingmag
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Located in a small strip mall on Rockville Pike. This place is packed and expect a short wait. The food is very authentic northern Chinese. Mostly noodles, dim sum, and soups. Very little fish or seafood on the menu.

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